Claiming he’s accomplished a “heckuva lot,” House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will not run for re-election and will retire next year.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has shocked the world on Wednesday when he confirmed that will not run for re-election and will retire next year. Ryan said he wants to spend more time with his family and children. “I have given this job everything I have,” Ryan said. Many politicians say the real reason he’s leaving is because he may see the writing on the wall for an upcoming blue wave that has the drastic potential to shake things up on Capitol Hill.
Ryan said he does not plan to step down from his position as speaker of the house between now and the end of his term in Congress in January.
While some are celebrating Ryan for distancing himself from the current administration in the process of resigning from office, others are remembering a career which was spent largely trying to besiege the poor, minorities and women. Case in point, Ryan eloquently said last year that he had been dreaming of slashing Medicaid benefits since he was just a devil-may-care youth sitting around drinking out of a keg.